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Donbass Battles. The Decision Approaches.

1/28/2015 Donbass Battles. The Decision Approaches. By Yurasumy Translated from Russian by J.Hawk The last two days saw rather active combat operations by both sides. Novorossia forces spent them testing the Ukrainian defenses for weak spots in order to determine where to launch the main blow. At the same time they were tying down Ukrainian […]

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“One more push is all it will take”–Debaltsevo Update

Frontline Update, 1/28/2015, 22:50 local time. Translated from Russian by J.Hawk “Once again we are attacking all out. We fight smarter now, while a week ago we were mainly relying on the element of surprise. Ukrainian forces used themselves up in counterattacks. The result is our attack which began already in the evening. We took […]

“Enemy is squandering his numerical superiority”–Novorossia Militia

 1/28/2015 Novorossia Militia Update, 1/28/2015 Translated from Russian by J.Hawk “Today the Ukrainian forces prefer to shell us rather than attack us. We are doing the same. Our attack on the Debaltsevo salient is continuing. Fighting everywhere. Hot-spots of resistance in Lozovoy, but fewer with every day, it’s like an ant-hill full of Ukrainians. Troitskoye […]

“Ukrainians are trying to escape”–Debaltsevo update

Militiaman “Schastlivyy” [Happy] report, 1/28/2015, 01:19 Translated from Russian by J.Hawk “All quiet around Peski and the airport. Exchanges of small arms fire and the snap of SVD sniper rifles are a normal thing. Around Debaltsevo the situation is coming to a boil. Ukrainians are trying to escape.”

Novorossia Forces Enter Debaltsevo, Defeat Ukrainian Counter-Attack

  DPR Deputy Corps Commander Eduard Basurin 1/27/2015 Basurin: The Ukrainian Army is leaving Debaltsevo Translated from Russian by J.Hawk DPR Ministry of Defense announced that Ukrainian attempt to restore control over the north-eastern part of the town failed. The Ukrainian army is abandoning its positions near Debaltsevo and is taking casualties, said the DPR […]

First Linkage Between DPR and LPR Forces near Debaltsevo Reported

1/27/2015 LPR and DPR report linking near Debaltsevo. Internet report from LPR militiaman “Schastlivyy” [Happy]: Translated from Russian by J.Hawk “We have made contact with DPR at Debaltsevo. We are supporting them with artillery, we are receiving self-propelled howitzer and MRL reinforcements. We can hear them and see them. We destroyed a couple of Ukrainian […]

“And then everything will go in accordance with the plan. The plan, of course, is a military secret.”–Zakharchenko

1/26/2015 Aleksandr Zakharchenko announcement, 1/26/2015 Translated from Russian by J.Hawk “Combat operations are continuing practically on the entire DPR territory. We are attempting to unite our forces with LPR, hoping this will happen in the near future. By doing so we will even out the frontline. And then everything will go in accordance with the […]

“Right now the main news is the Debaltsevo pocket. The offensive is continuing.”–Strelkov Update

1/26/2015 LPR militiaman report on Strelkov’s VKontakte page:  Translated from Russian by J.Hawk “Right now the main news is the Debaltsevo pocket. The offensive is continuing. This thought is animating everyone. Heavy fighting on the Bakhmutka, our forces launched an attack here after repelling a Ukrainian attack yesterday. We launched an attack on Nizhnee from […]

Kiev’s Unsolvable Dilemma. Morning January 26 Frontline Update

 1/26/2015 Morning January 26 By El-Murid Translated from Russian by J.Hawk The heavy battles on the Donbass so far have not brought serious results. However, we can point out two sectors where junta forces’ situation is worsening faster than elsewhere. It’s Avdeevka and the Debaltsevo area. The militia announced the capture of several heights overlooking […]

DPR Ministry of Defense Report for January 25

1/25/2015 DPR Ministry of Defense Report for January 25 Translated from Russian by J.Hawk Ukrainian active offensive operations stopped after the enemy’s shelling of civilian areas of Mariupol, which caused numerous casualties. Ukrainian forces are regrouping, bringing up reserves, and conducting harassing artillery fire of DPR army positions. We are noting active enemy reconnaissance aimed […]